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BombiRose has 25 years experience as a ADN, BSN, LPN, RN.

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On 12/26/2019 at 1:28 PM, ArmyRntoMD said:

This is my states most prestigious CRNA program.

 

Program Requirements

Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.

Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at OLOL College compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.

CRNA Program Requirements 

BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited ACEN or CCNE accredited school of nursing college or university

 

RN
Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana

Critical Care:
Minimum of 1-year full-time experience as an RN in an adult intensive care unit (2 years preferred).

GPA:
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Minimum GRE scores: 
Graduate Record Examination score of 290 or equivalent within five years prior to applying for the program.

Certifications: 

BLS (Basic Life Support)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is encouraged; required if you’re reapplying

Must meet and comply with the DNP-NA Core Performance Standards

 

 

The first two semesters are taught via distance education. This will help you continue working in the critical care setting.

After the first two semesters, both didactic and clinical instruction is continuous. This is in order to provide you with the appropriate number of anesthesia cases, classroom hours and clinical hours.

Looks like the first two semesters are taught via distance education! Which most prestigious university in Louisiana offers this program?

 

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ArmyRntoMD has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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OLOL. The only other one is LSU.

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subee has 48 years experience as a MSN, CRNA and specializes in CRNA, Finally retired.

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24 minutes ago, ArmyRntoMD said:

OLOL. The only other one is LSU.

 

Program Summary:

Graduates of Our Lady of the Lakes’ CRNA School will receive a Master of Science Degree in Nurse Anesthesia. After successful completing the Nurse Anesthesia program, the student will be allowed to take the national certification examination offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The school was created in 2005 and usually has between 10-15 students per class. The number of applicants each year is usually small, so the competition is low. More information is available on our CRNA Career Pro website to anyone who is wondering how to get admission into anesthesia school. We have student blogs written by current CRNA students, a CRNA Prep Course that allows you to start preparing for Nurse Anesthesia school now, and a eBook program that will guide you through the entire application process.

In this paragraph they even admit that their competition is "low":)  Why is it so "prestigous if it only requires 100 credits and LSU requires 138 credits?  Why are their science course requirements so low?  

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ICUman has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

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2 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Technically, with all the pre-reqs, they're more like 3 year programs. But they're still going gangbusters and a lot have wait lists. What are you basing your assertion on?

Sorry, I was referring to nurse anesthesia programs, not BSN programs. I should have been more clear. 

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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4 hours ago, ICUman said:

Not for long, though. About two years from now, all two year programs will be gone. 

...and a decade ago they said there will be no more LPN programs and yet...

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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57 minutes ago, ICUman said:

Sorry, I was referring to nurse anesthesia programs, not BSN programs. I should have been more clear. 

Gotcha. I spazzed and thought you were referring to ADN programs. (Which people have been forecasting the demise of for decades...)

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2 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Gotcha. I spazzed and thought you were referring to ADN programs. (Which people have been forecasting the demise of for decades...)

I thought the same thing. And I laughed when I read it. Glad to get the clarification.

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Nursemomof4 has 5 years experience.

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19 hours ago, ICUman said:

Not for long, though. About two years from now, all two year programs will be gone. 

I hope not, with the nursing shortage! I got a great education through my ASN and felt well prepared academically. We need more nurses! That being said, I will be so happy when I finish my BSN 🙂 

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3 hours ago, Nursemomof4 said:

I hope not, with the nursing shortage! I got a great education through my ASN and felt well prepared academically. We need more nurses! That being said, I will be so happy when I finish my BSN 🙂 

You obviously didn't read through the rest of the thread. 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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4 hours ago, Nursemomof4 said:

I hope not, with the nursing shortage! I got a great education through my ASN and felt well prepared academically. We need more nurses! That being said, I will be so happy when I finish my BSN 🙂 

Shortage? We need more nurses? 

What flavor was the Kool-Aid?

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2 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Shortage? We need more nurses? 

What flavor was the Kool-Aid?

Yes. The nursing shortage and the need for more nurses explains the two year period I could not get a nursing job to save my life.  Hmm.  For some reason, that statement curdles the milk for me.

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ArmyRntoMD has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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How?? I quit one job and had another within a week!

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